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Bruce banished, what’s next for Newcastle?

On Wednesday, 20th of October, the inevitable finally happened: Newcastle United’s new owners have sacked manager Steve Bruce, just 13 days after the £305m takeover. The Saudi-backed consortium now at the helm of the club are valued at a whopping £315bn, and have promised that the appointment of a new manager “will be announced in […]

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Nothing short of humiliation

Disorganized, naïve, embarrassing. Manchester United’s performance against Liverpool last Sunday can be described in many ways, but the face of Sir Alex Ferguson up in the stands perhaps epitomized it best. With puffed-out cheeks and a sullen expression, the former United boss looked devoid of all energy and hope – not unlike the home team. […]

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Leicester look to have missed their moment

Have Leicester City already bottled their chance of Champions League football? This is the question that must be floating around the King Power Stadium following a poor start to the season, by the standards of a club who have spent the overwhelming majority of the last two years in the top four. Memories of The […]

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Manchester United, riding their luck or making it?

Manchester United are a club that can boast some of the biggest names in world football yet remain riddled with inconsistency. This is a squad with remarkable depth and talent across almost all areas, and yet they have so far failed to successfully string together neither performances nor results.Within an eventful summer transfer window which […]

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Can Conte salvage Spurs?

After just four months and 17 games in charge, Tottenham Hotspur have sacked manager Nuno Espírito Santo and replaced him with Antonio Conte, known by fans as ‘The Godfather’. The departed Nuno won Premier League Manager of the Month in August just seven league games ago, making the dismissal appear, at first glance, a little […]

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City open up gap at the top with dominant win

The last time Manchester City won at Anfield, in May 2003, Phil Foden was about to celebrate his third birthday. Since then, the 2017/18 City side that holds virtually every Premier League record, unbeaten in 30 matches, was narrowly defeated 4-3. Even in 2011/12, when City won their first Premier League, and Liverpool recorded their […]

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“City are more than just in-form”

Liverpool will not hold on to the Premier League title this May.The famous trophy has ended the season in Manchester 17 times out of 28, and it looks increasingly likely that come the final day it will head up the M62 to the competition’s most successful city once more. It is also as likely to […]

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Football’s finances in the Covid era: a worrying case study

No club’s finances have had a particularly healthy year, but some are certainly sicker than others. In the lower reaches of the pyramid, clubs are reliant on bums on seats: matchday revenues remain the lifeblood of much of the Football League and beyond. In the sunlit Barclays-sponsored uplands, however, the trend has been markedly different. […]